July 19, 2013
La Casa dei Tintori
My last two nights in Florence I stayed in a bed & breakfast called Casa Tintori located on the street of the same name in the Santa Croce neighborhood in the city center near where I had been staying during class the previous two weeks. Corso dei Tintori, which translates literally as "over the dyers" is located near the Arno River and there is a reason this building was close by. It was used as a house to die wool. There was a famous textile industry located in Florence. Wool dyers, spinners and weavers worked here to supply some of the finest clothiers in Europe.
It is no mistake or chance that I would have found this place.